Measles cases up 41% in the past 2 weeks

Having eclipsed141 cases in 2015, there is an urgent need to vaccinate our communities against measles (Rubeola) and other vaccine preventable diseases. Measles virus is extraordinarily easy to transmit to others and that impacts 90% of susceptible individuals who are exposed to a measles case. Parents, do not forget to get your adult recommended vaccine boosters, including the Measles vaccine, particularly individuals who have high exposure risks.

Measles component of the MMR:

  • A routine second dose of MMR vaccine, administered a minimum of 28 days after the first dose, is recommended for adults who:
    • are students in postsecondary educational institutions,
    • work in a health care facility, or
    • plan to travel internationally.

http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/86/2/07-040089/en/

http://www.cdc.gov/measles/parent-infographic.html

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